Introduces a small group of students to current research topics in integrative physiology, evaluation of current research, and discussion of critical issues.
Utilizes molecular, classical, and quantitative genetics as a method for understanding the molecular basis of human and animal physiology and behavior. Prereqs., EBIO 2070 or 2670, or MCDB 2150.
Introduces genetic and genomic concepts as they apply to mammalian physiology. The course covers fundamental concepts and methods in molecular genetics and genomics and their applications towards understanding the role of genetics in the normal and pathological function of physiological systems. Required of first year students in Behavioral Genetics certificate program.
Introduces mammalian endocrine system. Course provides a thorough analysis and integration of chemical communication by hormones, paracrines, and semiochemicals.
Examines the underlying biochemical mechanisms that are responsible for the physiological adaptations to short- and long-term dynamic exercise. The interaction of key biochemical alterations as it relates to disease (diabetes, aging) and exercise will be addressed. Prereq., one year of chemistry. Prereq. or coreq., IPHY 4650 or instructor consent.
Describes the physiology and neurobiology of sleep and impact of sleep, sleep deprivation, and sleep disorders on immune, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and neural systems, as well as examines changes in sleep across the life span. The integrative nature of sleep and circadian rhythms in normal physiological and cognitive function and their importance in health and disease processes will be emphasized.
Studies the immune system, a multi-cellular system that functions to protect us from disease. Introduces concepts associated with the development and function of individual cells of the immune system (T-cells, B-cells, neutrophils, dendritic cells, macrophages), as well as their integrative roles in physiology and host defense.
Examines the central and peripheral neural structures responsible for the control and coordination of human movement. Theories of motor control are also investigated from a behavioral and biomechanical view. Concepts in reflexive and voluntary movement control are emphasized.
Offers a critical analysis of motor learning theories, including Adam's closed loop theory, Schmidt's schema theory, and the influence of contextual interference on learning and performance. Also covers feedback and practice organization. Projects and presentations required.
Focuses on how descriptive, correlational, and inferential statistics apply to physiological data. Provides instruction and experience in using related computer programs and examines the many considerations involved in physiological research methods.
Restricted to IPHY graduate students. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.
Primary emphasis is on the human cardiovascular system in health, chronic disease, and normal aging.
Mentor-supervised academic experience designed to develop and enhance the professional/research skills of the doctoral candidates from the department.
Critiques and discusses both classic and cutting edge scientific research in the area of terrestrial locomotion.
This introduction to Matlab programming will teach the skills needed to write and modify programs for data acquisition and analysis, statistics, plotting, and simulation.
Focuses on delineation of research problems, types of research, design of experiments, specific research procedures and tools, and instruction in preparation of proposals, research papers, and theses.
Involves a scholarly investigation of a selected topic using literature and/or experimental techniques. Advisor required. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.
Restricted to IPHY graduate students.
All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section.